Offensive lineman Alex Crosthwaite (6-5, 298, 5.1) from San Diego (Calif.) Cathedral has picked up his first two offers. The first one came from a Pac 10 school, while offer number two came from the Mountain West.
Crosthwaite first gained notoriety for opening holes for the Golden State's leading rusher for season of 2008 in Stanford bound, Tyler Gaffney. Now he's making a name for himself as he picked up his first offer from Arizona and now hometown school, San Diego State is hoping to keep Crosthwaite close to home with an offer.
"It feels great," Crosthwaite said regarding his two offers. "I really like both schools, too."
"My high school coach (Sean Doyle) said that UCLA and USC would probably offer me in spring and Cal and Stanford seem pretty interested too."
There is a pretty good reason why Crosthwaite is getting all the early attention, including the early offers. He has great feet for a guy his size and he has the nastiness that is very important to have to be successful in the trench.
In an earlier interview with Doyle, he had the following things to say about his talented offensive lineman.
"Alex is really good," Doyle said. "When colleges see him on film, they are impressed. He has the long arms you like and when locks on an opponent, he's done."
"Alex is technically sound at both, run and pass blocking," Doyle said. "He is on par with all the great ones I have coached."
Crosthwaite recently attended the FBU Camp and definitely passed the look test. According to those in attendance, he passed the playing test as well.
In the weight room, Crosthwaite benches 325, squats 425, power cleans 285, hang cleans 260, and power jerks 245.
As a junior, Crosthwaite earned all-state, first-team all-league and second-team San Diego Section all-CIF.
Besides the schools mentioned by Doyle, colleges such as Alabama, San Diego, Utah, Virginia Tech, Boise State, Northwestern, UC Davis, Oregon, Stanford, Washington State and Notre Dame are also showing recruiting interest in Crosthwaite.